One winter’s day in Cavendish, National Park. I rarely go to Cavendish Beach in the summer due to the crowds. I can count the number of times on one hand. In the winter, however, it is a beautiful, ghost-of-a-place to be. There was not another soul around except for a wild, white hare that sprinted…
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Light leads the way in West Mabou
West Mabou Provincial Park, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia The meaning of Mabou: Mi’kmaq: Mȧbu or Malabo, from Malabokek, meaning “place where two rivers meet” (Mabou and Southwest Mabou rivers). It is also thought to mean shining or sparkling waters. Gaidhlig: An Drochaid meaning “The Bridge” These photographs were made one chilly October evening in…
Dancing Goat Dreams
The Dancing Goat Café and Bakery in Margaree, Cape Breton Island is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine waking up to the quiet early morning light on a crisp day. Outside the forest air is full of frosty dew and you feel like you could be in the middle of nowhere, but you’re definitely…
Winter in Argyle Shore
Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything outside (like last week’s -35 degrees celsius) but I still want to be outside. In warmer weather, I would feel a tad guilty if I just went for a drive and didn’t get out for a walk but I feel no such thing in wintertime. Look (below)…
Happiness is a Hot Handpie
Yesterday was the first day of Spring (yay!) and International Happiness Day! I spent the day going on a walk in the sunshine and a food-venture to Borden-Carelton, Prince Edward Island. As it happens, it was the most appropriate thing to do on such a day, because the taste of a hot, handmade handpie is pure happiness….
Wholesome Island Oats
The pretty packaging of Heatherdale Wholesome Goods’ Organic, Cold-pressed OATS caught my eye. I picked up a 1kg bag of these Prince Edward Island grown oats at the newly opened (and much welcomed) Murphy’s health centre and food-mart on Queen St. (Islander directions: “where the old Co-op was”). At $6.99/bag they were worth every penny….
Cape Breton when it’s Cold
The beauty of Cape Breton Island is ever-enduring. Even when it’s covered in snow.